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#184813 - 02/22/09 06:19 PM "I Do All My Own Work"
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Or, so the guy told me. The fine arrangement of parts you see is how he ran circuits from his panel on the other side of the wall.

First off, his hole in the panel failed to line up with his hole in the wall ... with just the tiniest slice - think "waning moon." The bit of EMT you see exiting the LB, naturally, is just sitting on the wood.

Continuing his craftsmanship, he did not use a flex 90 connector, either. He simply bent the flex, and wrapped the end with electrical taps. So much for grounding! Please note the tie wire securing the flex to the gas line.

This arrangement supplied power to the washer, the dryer, and the garage lights.

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#184815 - 02/22/09 06:39 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: renosteinke]
EV607797 Offline

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Do I dare ask what your response was to his statement? bash

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#184818 - 02/22/09 07:18 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: EV607797]
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
The next statement should be, "Make sure you give a big donation to your volunteer (or paid) fire department. This way they will get here quicker when you need them!"

#184835 - 02/23/09 12:17 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: renosteinke]
LarryC Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 776
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
Obviously he saved big bucks by using only one screw to hold the "cover" on the LB. Plus the extra "ventilation" helps keep the wires cool and therfore no derating is necessary.

Larry C

#184850 - 02/23/09 07:18 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: LarryC]
WireNuts29 Offline

Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 85
Loc: Mass, U.S.A.
ANy idiot can do electric work...SEE

#184960 - 02/26/09 05:59 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: WireNuts29]
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
and there's no shortage , as i see similar installs every day....~S~

#184989 - 02/26/09 11:51 PM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: sparky]
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Agreed I see excellent workmanship like that every day as well! Weird how the more of it I rip out the more of it that seems to appear, each time a more "creative" install than the last!


#184993 - 02/27/09 06:21 AM Re: "I Do All My Own Work" [Re: Rewired]
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
The sad part may be....

As the economy gets worse, people will be looking for more ways to get things done "cheaper".

Hacks are always going to be around, as are qualified sparkies.


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